Tiwian Kendley scored 28 points, including the last seven for Morgan State, and the Bears rallied from 18 points down in the second half to defeat Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday night.
Logan McIntosh's jumper five minutes into the second half had the Hawks up 65-47 but the Bears scored the next 16 points.
A layup by Cameron Martez made it 65-63 with 6:41 remaining.
Over the next nine minutes, Maryland-Eastern Shore missed nine shots and had five turnovers while Phillip Carr was leading the charge with eight points.
McIntosh ended the drought at the 6:06 mark and had the lead up to six, but a steal and assist by Cameron Martez and Tiwian's layup with 49 seconds left put the Bears up 78-77 with 49 seconds to go.
McIntosh answered and picked up a steal but the Hawks missed two free throws. Kendley then made five of six free throws in the final 10 seconds to secure the win.
Carr had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Morgan State (5-9, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).